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AKRON, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of the Interior designated a Northeast Ohio home as a National Historic Landmark.

Dr. Bob's Home in Akron was chosen for its role in the establishment of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.).

The Ardomore Avenue home is said to be where Dr. Robert Smith started the sobriety program.

The home is where the philosophy and early underlying practices of Alcoholics Anonymous were first articulated and debated. Dr. Bob's home also provided a meeting space for the first years of A.A.

Landmarks are designated for their role in illustrating the heritage of the United States.

The site is among 25 national historic landmarks announced Wednesday.

The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Dayton, Ohio was also named a historic Landmark.